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POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: October 09, 2019 12:15PM
Poll
What is your approximate current download Internet speed?
Only registered users are allowed to vote for this poll.
81 votes were received.
I'm still on dial up, you bastards. 0
 
0%
Between 1-3Mbps 3
 
4%
Between 4-9Mbps 2
 
2%
Between 10-20Mbps 4
 
5%
Between 20-49Mbps 10
 
12%
Between 50-99Mbps 22
 
27%
Between 100-199Mbps 20
 
25%
Between 200-499Mbps 17
 
21%
Higher than 500 Ludicrous, Smoke coming outa my modem 3
 
4%



I did my yearly look-see for new local deals (Tampa, FL area) for Internet. Was paying $75/month for around 60Mbps, and found Frontier had a deal going for $40/month (really $51 after everything) for their new 500/500.

The very kind and proficient tech guy just left and here's what speedof.me is showing. No complaints.

Never thought I'd see speeds like this in my lifetime. Seven years ago, I lived in the countryside of Boulder, Colorado and was barely getting 5/5.

Thought this would be a good time to get a poll of what you MacResourcers are getting around the world.





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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 09, 2019 12:37PM
Spec'ed at, and paying for 200Mbps, reality is about 70Mbps
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: TLB
Date: October 09, 2019 12:41PM
Pay for 3 but average 1.5 down. Upload is near zero. Old school DSL that telecom won't upgrade. Can't switch to cable because the "tree" they would attach me to is "at capacity". Use my cell as a hotspot when I need to do something important.
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: October 09, 2019 12:44PM
Supposed to be 100+ on Comcast Blast but......



I guess I should restart my modem and router to see if I can get back above 100?

EDIT: I guess I am supposed to be on Comcast 200+ tier - suck to only get 40ish.....



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 09, 2019 12:45PM
Our copper/fiber/whatever phone service is right about 35Mbps but this isn't the rock-solid "DSL" I'm used to in years past. It spikes up and down somewhat, as if it were cable service.

Throughout a day or so we'll have a "pause" where everything feels slow but what really happens is nothing happens for several seconds, like someone temporarily unplugged the DNS service (yes we use Google's or Open DNS' addresses).

$18 of our bill is for a landline we don't use but are obligated to keep for IP service. There is no alternative, zero competition at our location ... thanks, Congress, for giving ISPs the "freedom to innovate!"
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 09, 2019 12:46PM
Rating at 111/58 today. About the same over VPN.



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 09, 2019 12:54PM
If I plug my MBP directly into my modem, I can get around 950Mbps down and a tad slower up. But as it stands, everything goes from the modem to the secure gateway to the switch to the AP and wirelessly to all devices where the most I'm looking at is around 80-90Mbps.




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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 09, 2019 12:59PM
104.6 down

9.87 up

Charter, or I guess they call themselves Spectrum now.

I'm fine with the internet service, but the cable price/selection is crapola.



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: October 09, 2019 01:11PM
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bazookaman
If I plug my MBP directly into my modem, I can get around 950Mbps down and a tad slower up...

holy moly. Who's your ISP, and what State?



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: October 09, 2019 01:17PM
WiFi from modem. Didn’t bother shutting anything streaming down. Package (TV, DVR, internet) $128 after taxes.

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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 09, 2019 01:18PM
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tuqqer
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bazookaman
If I plug my MBP directly into my modem, I can get around 950Mbps down and a tad slower up...

holy moly. Who's your ISP, and what State?

Prob at the office, sitting on top of a backbone. Used to get numbers like that at university....



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: 3d
Date: October 09, 2019 01:18PM
Since you asked...



FiOS Gigabit at home.
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 09, 2019 02:04PM
I've got Northstate Fiber in NC.




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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: rz
Date: October 09, 2019 02:13PM
I pay for 100Mbs on Spectrum, and when downloading stuff on Usenet, I frequently get about 110Mbps. Only other option here is AT&T, who won't tell me exactly what speeds they offer. They have gigabit fiber really close by (about 2 blocks away) but can't tell me if/when they plan to make it available in our neighborhood
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Carm
Date: October 09, 2019 02:31PM
500/500 Frontier. Had to run Ethernet from drop and that’s when I started running Ethernet.
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: October 09, 2019 02:36PM
I'm paying for 100/100 with Frontier but regularly see over 250/250 and never less than 200/200.

They keep bugging me to move up to a higher tier but are not willing to negotiate a lower price than the ludicrous( $192 all in) off-contract price that I am currently paying for my Internet and basic HD-TV package (No Premium channels).



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 09, 2019 02:51PM
tuqqer, do you have a monthly data cap?

I get 120 Mbps down, 12 Mbps up.

People usually only get faster than 100/100 when there is competition in the area, or there is dense enough population in a region to justify it. I am about 4000 feet from state offices, but I guess my specific neighborhood isn't dense enough for anybody besides Comcast to have upgraded to fiber (I'm looking at you Frontier and CenturyStink).



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: October 09, 2019 03:30PM
1Gbps since 2012-2013.

Spoiled.



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 09, 2019 03:38PM
115/12



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 09, 2019 03:58PM
paying for 150. recently got an email saying i had been upgraded to 200 for no additional fee. yeah. right.





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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: October 09, 2019 04:26PM
Just installed SB6190, had to call comcrap to activate, what a PITA!

Old TP-Link: 250/7
Arris SB6190: 352/12

Comcast claims service will be bumped to 400-15 within a month as they're
running hybrid-fiber cable closer to the drop.
$50/month



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 09, 2019 04:36PM
.....fabulous.....



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: October 09, 2019 05:18PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
tuqqer, do you have a monthly data cap?

No, except perhaps that hidden paragraph that says there's a limit.



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 09, 2019 05:20PM
Spectrum.




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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: October 09, 2019 05:35PM
speedof.me says (server = Chicago 3)

25.71 Mbps down
2.56 Mbps up
42 ms ping

Spectrum in Augusta, ME

plenty fast for us; 10x faster than the DSL service I had on PEI, and 1/2 the price.



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 09, 2019 06:24PM
Same result 99.9% of the time, $30, no limit.





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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: October 09, 2019 07:00PM
FiOS 100/100. It varies. Sometimes 85/100.



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 09, 2019 08:18PM
>13, >1

I'm a little embarrassed to post that.

As I'm on att, LTE any much better at home.

Ok, the up might be.




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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 09, 2019 09:19PM
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Don C
Date: October 09, 2019 10:10PM
ATT is running fiber through my front yard (well, between the sidewalk and street) but it will serve a different neighborhood so it does me no good. I am with Spectrum and get about 70 down.

They had hoped to grab the old copper wires and pull it out but that did not work so they ran the drilling machine. Worked just fine until they pulled the very last pipe back out when they nicked my water line. Turns out I have two water lines, one in use an one not. They had located the one not in use and were very surprised when they hit water. About 4:00 on the Friday before Labor Day. Gotta hand it to them. They got it fixed before going home.
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 09, 2019 10:37PM
I think I'm supposed to be getting 25/5 but I just tested and it was a little over 31/6. AT&T U-Verse.



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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 10, 2019 01:49AM
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Re: POLL: What is your current Internet Speed?
Posted by: Carm
Date: October 10, 2019 10:41PM
When we first got fios two years ago they had offered 500/500 but could only do 100/100 because of coax in house. This last change over from cable to fios, I told my wife I would run Ethernet to get the full 500/500.
The last test I ran, it was 527/480
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